1st International Barcelona HR Conference

October, 3rd, 2014 – from 8 am to 5 pm – Petit Palau de la Música – Barcelona

“Language, multiculturalism and geographical mobility” requirements for employability according to Sylvia Taudien

The 1st International Barcelona HR Conference HR, which already has more than 200 people registered from 17 different countries, will analyse employability requirements and assess trends in attracting talent.

HR Conference headerBarcelona, September 2014. “Mastering English and other languages, being able to work with teams from other countries and cultures and being open to geographical mobility” are the main requirements and characteristics companies currently look for internationally and which will be required in the future according to Sylvia Taudien, founder and director of Advantage Consultores. “80% of our clients, international companies, consider English to be essential, 75% value the international experience of the candidate and in terms of personal profiles over 60% prefer candidates who are open to labour mobility “. Other innovations that Taudien Sylvia believes companies are increasingly valuing are “honesty, teamwork and being able to combine specialist knowledge with business insight.”

For Sylvia Taudien, founder and director of Advantage Consultores, these values will be key to employability in the coming years. These and other international Human Resources trends will be discussed during the 1st International Barcelona HR Conference. The event, which takes place on 3rd October at the Palau de la Música Catalana (Petit Palau Room), is organised by Advantage Consultores, Career Partners International and Aedipe Catalunya. The 1st International Barcelona HR Conference already has more than 200 people registered from 17 different nations. This first edition will be titled “Global Trends in HR” and besides being about employability requirements it will also address, among other issues, the profound changes that are taking place in companies and that are leading to organisations being more and more: flexible, innovative and comprehensive.

“Going abroad has lead many companies to change their organisation”
“The rapid internationalisation of many companies has made them change their organisational culture towards more flexible ways of working in which innovation, multiculturalism and willingness to work in other countries is valued” points out Clotilde Tesón, Corporate HR Director at Codornui who will discuss the internationalisation process of the Catalan cava company and how it has affected its human resources recruitment strategies.

“In a global world, talent is also global”
“The company is not looking for a person in Barcelona or Moscow, but a person for Moscow or Barcelona” says Mireia Vidal, an International HR Director at Google, adding that “Mobility is an increasingly important factor in job search and digital platforms allow companies to reach a much more global and diverse audience and potential candidates”.

Social networks; a working and recruitment tool
In fact another trend in human resources is the “inclusion of social networking as more than a working tool, professionals need to know how to strategically manage their personnel brand to be attractive to the labour market and position themselves in their field of knowledge” adds Sylvia Taudien.

The 1st International Barcelona HR Conference will have a format based on inspiring, dynamic, practical and implementable interventions that allow facilitate interaction between the attendees. The event will also encourage Networking and will feature speakers from: Google, Microsoft, Deutsche Telekom, Keysight Technologies, Holcim, Unilever, Desigual, Kienbaum Executive Consultants, Career Partners International Russia, Codorniu, University of Amsterdam, Salvador del Rey, Carglass or Vlerick Business School.

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Advantage Consultores is a senior HR consultancy company whose mission is to get companies to manage transitions and professional and business changes effectively. It is well positioned as a firm that specialises in finding executives, especially German-speaking executives, at national and international level. Headhunting, Newplacement, Mergers and Acquisitions, Executive Coaching and Global Talent Management are some of its main services. www.advantageconsultores.com.

Career Partners International is the largest and most successful network for global talent management. With a global presence of more than 200 offices in over 40 countries, it offers premium talent management solutions to drive organisational performance both locally and globally. Advantage Consultores is its partner in Spain and Portugal. www.cpiworld.com

AEDIPE Catalunya is one of ten regional offices that comprise the Asociación Española de Dirección y Desarrollo de Personas, a private and independent not-for-profit association which groups people engaged in activities related to Personnel/Human Resources. www.aedipecatalunya.com/aedipe-catalunya/

Caroline Schmid: Advantage Consultores. Tel. (+34) 933 428 802. caroline@ac.advantageconsultores.com

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Bemypartner. Elena Zafra / Montserrat Arias. Tel. (+34) 932 504 824 · (+34) 687 747 846. montserrat.arias@bemypartner.es

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  • My experience with the Advantage team can be summarized as outstanding, their professional quality is unquestionable, and combined with a genuine orientation towards people, any collaboration will become a success, because they really achieve to have an impact, to transform talent and to motivate people.

    Yolanda Menal National HR Director at Unilever Spain

  • Advantage Consultores is a great and very professional company. They work with people and for people, finding the best professionals available at all times on the market, without forgetting the fit with the team and with the philosophy of our company. This is vital for our business.

    Paco León Head of Human Resources at Bayer Hispania

  • With Advantage Consultores we have always been informed in detail about the progress of the search. In a field as intangible as headhunting they stand out through their dependability and commitment.

    Antoni Balanyà, Business Manager at New Yorker Spain.

  • I worked with Sylvia during several years. During this time I could discover probably the best Executive Search that I have worked with during my 15 years of experience. Sylvia is a high responsible, fully involved & competent professional. In addition to all of these, she really cares & listens to the people that she works with. Sylvia has my highest personal & professional recommendation.

    Ricardo Perez Font EMEA International Marketing Director at Invacare Corporation

  • The most efficient and accurate search process for one of our profiles most difficult to find. It has been closed in a record time with a perfect profile.

    Emma Giner International HR Director at Massimo Dutti

  • As a professional in the HR sector, I have dealt with many consultants, but the level of professionalism I have seen at Advantage Consultores, from my point of view as a candidate, was excellent. Not only for the received treatment and feedback at each step of the process, but also for the level of detail and knowledge of the project itself, since it is not usual for the consultant to know so much about the company. Your high professional and human level makes me recommend you without any doubt.

    Diana Arias

  • Thank you very much for accompanying me with such professionalism and empathy in these important moments of my professional life. Thank you for helping me reflect and see in a positive and realistic way the amount of opportunities that arise as a result of change. Thank you for accompanying me and for recommending me to your own networking in such an individualized way... and above all, thanks for making me see and value my own abilities to achieve the challenges and professional goals. THANK YOU VERY MUCH!

    Mercedes Alabart

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